Rupture by Simon Lelic

Picador

ISBN: 9780330511636

North London; in the depths of a sweltering summer, teacher Samuel Szajkowski walks into a school assembly and opens fire. Three pupils and a teacher are shot dead before Samuel turns the gun on himself. As the only woman in her office at CID, Detective Inspector Lucia May is finding it difficult to be taken seriously by her colleagues. When she is assigned the school-murders case, she is expected to tie things up quickly and without fuss. The incident is a tragedy that couldn’t have been predicted and Szajkowski a psychopath beyond help. But as Lucia begins to piece together the testimonies of teachers and pupils, a much more complex picture of the months leading up to the incident begins to emerge…